Help us reach $600,000 by December 31!

Kiva facilitates loans to more than 4,000 borrowers every week, but since Kiva doesn't take a fee on your loans we rely on donations from lenders like you to keep doing this important work. If every Kiva lender seeing this banner pitched in $20 for our Donation Drive, we'd hit our goal of $600,000 by Dec 31! Please help us reach our goal!

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About us
We help people learn to read with better comprehension through more than forty discussion groups in Northern California by discussing great literature, poetry, history, philosophy, and science in order to enlarge our understanding of our world. Visit our website, sign up for our free e-newsletter, and join us for a great conversation.

Location: Northern California       Team website

 

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Team Activity

  • Cristina
    Timor-Leste
    Cristina received a loan from James to buy beams, boards, varnish, wood glue, key cabinets, sandpaper, nuts, and other products.
    James
    0% repaid
  • Del Mar Group
    Bolivia
    Del Mar Group received a loan from Sofia to purchase fabric, sequins and pearls in bulk for use in sewing.
    Sofia
    23% repaid
  • Julieta
    Timor-Leste
    Julieta received a loan from James to buy women's shirts, men's shirts, skirts and other clothes to sell, as well as kitchen tools.
    James
    0% repaid
  • Robert
    Brazil
    Robert received a loan from James to pay for acrylic paint and infrastructure for printing.
    James
    7% repaid
  • Mohammad
    Palestine
    Mohammad received a loan from Barbara to rebuild his house and the walls that were destroyed in the Gaza war.
    Barbara
    5% repaid
  • Frank
    Uganda
    Frank received a loan from James to clear the balance of his vehicle.
    James
    40% repaid
  • Nao Group
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Nao Group received a loan from James to purchase TerraClear water filters so they can have access to safe drinking water.
    James
    0% repaid
  • Gregorio
    Bolivia
    Gregorio received a loan from James to purchase a motorized water pump to irrigate his crops.
    James
    23% repaid
  • Maholis Del Socorro
    Colombia
    Maholis Del Socorro received a loan from James to buy a complete inventory of school supplies, so that the people in the village cannot take money as an excuse not to send their children to school.
    James
    8% repaid
  • Qiniso
    Zimbabwe
    Qiniso received a loan from James to purchase groceries from wholesalers in bulk.
    James
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

22
Team Members
$8,975
Amount Loaned
358
Loans
16.3
Loans per member